Admirals pose for group portrait. From left: Billy Newman, Charlie Pyles, Pendleton County Judge Executive Henry Bertram, Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn, Obie Fardo, Pendleton County Sheriff Craig Peoples, Frank Hussung, Pendleton County Magistrate Bob Fogle. Photo by Roger McKinney.
By Roger McKinney, Reporter
Prepare yourself. This is a good and unusual story. It involves the Bethel Church, the Bethel Cemetery, Medal of Honor winner John Rarreick and framed, honorary commissions received by four Northern Kentucky citizens.
The Bethel Church and the Bethel Cemetery are located very near the intersection of Route 17 and U.S. 27. The cemetery was established in 1850. The church was built in 1879. Both the church and the cemetery fell into deterioration. They were neglected and abandoned.